by J. D. Heyes, Natural News:
The relatives of Indian women who died following a state-operated mass sterilization campaign went terribly awry have told local media they were forced by government health workers to attend.
As reported by Britain’s The Guardian newspaper, more than 80 women recently underwent surgery for laparoscopic tubectomies at a cost-free government-run camp in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh, in the central part of the country. Around 60 of the women became ill following the procedure, officials said, and more than dozen had died, with a dozen more in serious condition.
“The [health workers] said nothing would happen, it was a minor operation. They herded them like cattle,” Mahesh Suryavanshi, the brother-in-law of one woman who died, told the Indian Express newspaper.